STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Viridian Energy, a leading provider of affordable, responsible energy, today announced a new strategic alliance between its Australian subsidiary and Click Energy, an Australia-based online energy retailer, to provide competitively priced, responsible energy products to consumers in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Viridian launched enrollments for independent associates in Australia earlier this month and plans to launch enrollments for customers choosing affordable, responsible energy sometime in the third quarter. The partnership will pair Click Energy’s proven, award-winning online customer experience with the power and reach of Viridian’s growing network of passionate, independent direct sellers in Australia.
“With more than 400,000 direct sellers already active in Australia today, Viridian is thrilled to be attracting so many of them to our unique, service-based opportunity. In just a few weeks, we have already welcomed more than 1,000 entrepreneurs to our company, and that number is growing every day,” explained Viridian Chief Strategy Officer Cami Boehme. “In Click Energy, we have found the right partner to help all of our Australian Associates do well by doing good. Click Energy’s innovative approach to product offerings and its world-class technology platform paired with Viridian’s positive, collective impact will empower countless Australians’ to make better energy choices.”
The first Australian energy supplier to operate completely online, Click Energy transfers savings from its low-overhead business model directly to consumers. In addition, Click Energy was awarded the Canstar Blue Most Satisfied Customers award in Queensland 2015 and continues to maintain the highest ratings for Australian energy retailers from Product Review, Facebook and Google Plus.
“Australians shouldn’t have to choose between their wallets and helping the planet,” said Dominic Drenen, CEO of Click Energy. “We’re thrilled to partner with a category-creator like Viridian and look forward to finding new and innovative ways to deliver value to the more than 6 million households in our country’s eastern and southern states, while helping the environment.”
The new electricity and natural gas products in Australia will have a global focus to combat the global issue of climate change. Since 2009, Viridian’s U.S. customers have helped avoid more than 3 billion kilos / 7 billion pounds of climate-changing CO2 from being released into the atmosphere through the use of the company’s responsible energy products. Viridian Energy also hosts regular sustainability events in all of the company’s markets. To date, Viridian has logged over 12,000 volunteer hours at cleanups, tree plantings and other events in the U.S. and has removed more than 96,000 pounds of trash. The company has already begun hosting these “Local Change” events in Australia. In addition, Viridian has completed a major corporate social responsibility project on a different continent each year since 2011, including reforestation in the Amazon rainforest and solar power installations on schools, homes and community centers in Ghana, Indonesia, Fiji, Nicaragua and Albania.
“It is possible to be both budget- and environmentally conscious when it comes to energy,” said Robert A. McFadden, Vice President of Viridian Network. “By bringing our Associates’ strong personal relationships into the equation, we are confident more people will choose responsible solutions – powered by Click – and help us all move toward a more carbon-neutral world.”
All Viridian Independent Associates adhere to a strict code of ethics and serve as trusted energy advisors to their friends, family members or neighbors. Viridian is currently focused on further building its Australian Independent Associate base. The partners plan to begin offering revolutionary, affordable, energy products with a global sustainability focus in Australia starting in the third quarter of this year.
About Click Energy
Click Energy is an online energy retailer established in 2006, serving more than 130,000 customers in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. Just last year, Click received the Canstar Blue award in Queensland for customer satisfaction and continues to maintain the highest ratings for Australian energy retailers from Product Review, Facebook and Google Plus. The company is unique in being the first energy supplier that operates completely online, hence lowering its operating costs and transferring those savings to their customers. For more information about Click Energy, please visit www.clickenergy.com.au.
About Viridian Energy
Founded with the vision of empowering consumers to be part of a significant, collective environmental impact by supporting our mission of Power with Purpose, Viridian (www.viridian.com) is a socially responsible company that connects with customers through a vibrant network of Independent Associates. Committed to sustainability, community action and global initiatives, Viridian Energy brings responsible energy solutions to customers in 18 markets in the U.S. and Australia and is part of the Crius Energy (TSX:KWH.UN) family of best-in-class energy brands. Learn more at www.criusenergy.com.